King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Tuition-Free Graduate Programs

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is accepting applications from International students around the world from any country enrolling in a Master’s or PhD degree program for Spring and Fall 2021. The Scholarships are available for applicants who have first apply to KAUST.

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology is a research-based university founded in 2009. In the 2016 Nature Index Rising Stars, the University ranked #19 in the world of the fastest rising universities for high-quality research output.

KAUST Tuition-Free Graduate Programs Details

Host University: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Degree Type: Master’s or PhD degree program

Eligible Countries: International students

Duration: 2 Years for a Master’s degree and 3 years for a PhD degree.

Scholarship Value

The scholarships will cover the following:

  • Full Free Tuition Support
  • Monthly Living Allowance (From $20,000 to $30,000 annually, depending on qualifications and degree progress)
  • Housing
  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Relocation Support


  • Applicants must meet all the entry requirements for the Master or PhD degree program.
  • Scholarships are available for international students from any country.
  • Scholarships are available for new students commencing study in Spring and Fall 2021.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum English requirement; a score of 79 for TOEFL IBT or 6.0 for IELTS.
  • Recommendation letters are important. Applicants must have three (3) letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf.
  • GRE is not mandatory, however, it will be a plus if you have it.

Required Documents

  • Transcript ( Must be in English)
  • Degree ( Must be in English)
  • Valid IELTS score for non-English Countries
  • Three Recommendation Letters
  • CV
  • Passport
  • Current Passport size Picture
  • Research Article ( if available)

Note: TOEFL or IELTS score is not required if the applicant received a degree from an accredited institution in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand.

How to Apply for this Scholarship

The process of this scholarship is online, please check the link below to apply online or check the official announcement of the scholarship.


Visit The Official Website For More Information


KAUST is accepting applications for Spring and Fall 2021


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